Tourism of Nongstoin
There is a wooden bridge over the Weinia falls that leads to the island. The island formed by the Phanliang and the Namliang river at the point of divergence makes a beautiful sandy shore. The Phanliang river forms a lake adjacent to the sandy beach. The lake is 400-500 sq m in area. The river then moves along and forms a fall which is 60 metre high called the Shadthum fall before reaching a deep gorge. At the bottom of the fall one can find varied fish species. The water further goes and reunites with the Namliang river, near a place called Thongrin. The Namliang river first flows towards the north and then changes course towards the west. On reaching a gorge it forms two falls. The first fall is called Riatsohkhe near Mawthar village. The second fall is called Weinia fall and is 60 m high. The river moves to the west and then reunites with the Phanling river on the western rocky shore and flows towards the west. It reaches the deepest gorge after a distance of 10 km from the island. It then forms the longest fall in the region which is 335-340 m high. It is called Langshiang fall.
The Nongkhnum island is surrounded by the Phanliang and the Namliang river. Other than the beautiful falls there are trees and grassland in the island. There are also natural playground where sports lover can play football and golf. Helicopters can also land in the playground. There are fishing pools near the sandy shore which is called Wei-Phanliang. Local transport facility is available to reach the Nongkhnum island. The island is located 14 km from Nongstoin, the district headquarter of West Khasi Hills.
The falls is formed from a single stream of water that deviates from the Kynshi river. Although the fall could be visited round the year but the best visit could be in the monsoon. The waterfall because of its immense beauty attracts large number of tourists. The splendid beauty and natural vegetation of the surroundings make it an ultimate destination for the tourists. The waterfall is an ideal outing and picnic spot due to its green and serene atmosphere.
How to Reach
The hill town of Nongstoin is connected to all the major cities of India through
airways and roadways.
- By Air: Umroi Airport is the nearest airport though there are limited flights to this airport.
By Road: The only transportation facility is by roadways. Buses and private taxis like Tata Sumo are the only transportation services available from Nongstoin and adjoining places.
Distance of Nongstoin from major towns and cities:
|Guwahati|| 162 kms|
|Tura|| 215 kms|
|| 115 kms|
|| 94 kms|